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Schlafly Sessions American Brown - The Schlafly Tap Room

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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 16.18%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our American Brown Ale starts with a classic British brown recipe crafted with caramel and chocolate malts for sweetness and color. Then we fortify it with the bold flavor and aroma of American hops.

Like many of the progressive beer styles seen today, American Brown Ales developed out of the culture of home brewing in the United States. Often home brewers would begin with the traditional British brown ale recipe but replace the milder English hops with the more aromatic American varieties.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: nogoodreason on 07-28-2005)
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Reviews by jmccullough108:
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

jmccullough108, Oct 26, 2013
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Photo of Franziskaner
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A quarter inch of biege foam rests on top of this copper brown beer with excellent clarity. I get caramel and biscuity amber malt in the aroma. I get caramel and amber malt and a nice bitterness from some very complimentary hops in the fade,but they are not present in the aroma. Mouth is pretty light but you get that nice tingle from the gentle hop fade. I've had this before and like how much it offers for a session able beer.

Franziskaner, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.99/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can, date stamped April 2013, served in a silipint.
Pours with a large tan head that has good retention. Clear brown. Sheets of sticky lacing get left on the glass with each tip,

Medium body. Medium but soft carbonation. Creamy feel. excellent for style.

This brown ale has all the sweet and roasted malt flavor one should expect from a brown, but adds a solid hoppy component. In fact, this brown is as hoppy as a pale ale. With a lasting roasted grain aftertaste, this ale packs a good amount flavor for a brew with a low ABV. Good sweet/bitter balance from start to finish.
Recommended.

chinchill, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of glid02
4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cask version served at the Tap Room.

Pours a hazy chestnut brown color with a smooth one-finger tan head. The head recedes slowly into a thin pancake on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of toasted malts with hints of milk chocolate and good amounts of citrus hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Lightly toasted malt flavors up front are joined by toffee and faint chocolate flavors before giving way to citrus hops and a slightly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with soft carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing the glass and could have another.

Overall this is a very well done American Brown and it came across very well from the cask. Definitely worth a shot.

glid02, Jun 03, 2009
Photo of JuniperJesus
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

JuniperJesus, May 13, 2014
Photo of Schlafly33
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Schlafly33, May 10, 2013
Photo of Palat
1.6/5  rDev -53.8%

Palat, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of secondtooth
3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a caramel-amber from can. Huge, oversized head of foam, and some thick, ornate, and detailed lace.

Nose is caramel and nuts. Very malty, and pretty well spot-on for a brown ale.

Taste is toasty and malty, with a hint of roasted nuts. I get a snappy hops presence at the finish. Overall, solid, but not world class.

secondtooth, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of russpowell
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Canned Apr 15 ,pours orange no where near brown with 2 fingers of rocky cream colored head. Good lacing & head retention

S: Faint toastyness, some sulphur

T: Pears, leafy & grassy hops, some sulphur up front, seems more like a bitter or ESB to me. Leafy hops, a touch of oxidation & a little toastyness finally showing up as this warms. Finishes with leafy hops & astringency

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation turns creamier as this warms

This doesn't seem like a brown to me. I will not buy this again, reminds me more of an average ESB

russpowell, Jun 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 21, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +9.8%

leinie13, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of Treyliff
3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A- pours a clear copper amber color with a thick creamy off-white head that reduces, leaving lots of lace behind. Definitely the lightest brown ale I've ever seen. Maybe they intended it to be consumed from the can?

S- very faint aromas of nutty toasted malt, a trace of hop bitterness and some skunk

T- nutty malt flavors with a toasted backbone, faint herbal hop bitterness with a touch of caramel, dry and toasted finish

M- medium body and carbonation with a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish

O- I get that this is a session beer, but it drinks more like an amber than a brown ale. It certainly can serve its purpose though, just not something to go to when looking for a lot of flavor

Treyliff, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
2.73/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

What can only be described as the lightest coloring I've ever seen in a Brown Ale, the head built nicely but dissipated quickly.

The scent is so weak that I'm not sure what aroma I get. I think it's caramel malt but there's a lot of metallic undertone.

The taste is sweet caramel malt flavor with some prune and plum. Strong metallic bitterness rakes the tongue.

I am one who is sceptical about canned beer, despite the improvements in technology, but this seems to have been hurt by the canning process.

KYGunner, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of Eaglefan344
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Eaglefan344, May 20, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a caramel color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of light malts, a bit of dark bread. Taste is malty, caramel, a bit bready, some sweetness as well. Very sessionable. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a tasty and enjoyable beer.

tone77, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of bluejacket74
3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can, canned on April 4, 2013. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear reddish/brown color with about an inch and a half frothy off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells like toasted malt, chocolate, nuts, and some grassy and herbal hops. The taste is the same as the aroma, I don't pick up any additional flavors. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit coating, and it also smooth and goes down easy. It's a solid overall brew, nice and sessionable. $7.99 a 6-pack, I'd buy this again at that price.

bluejacket74, May 18, 2013
Photo of Joey-bags1990
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Joey-bags1990, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of amicar
4.15/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice sunny day, time for a beer at the taproom.

Pulled from the cask with a dark brown clear beer with brown head. Almost looks like their stout. Smells nice and roasty with faint if any hoppiness on the nose. The taste is well- developed malt and roastiness again. Tastes really nice and feels beautiful in the mouth. But it does seem a little bit like "their stout, but lite. " Easy to kick this bad boy back. Not sure, bt I bet the ABV is a little bit lower.

amicar, Aug 08, 2005
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

jaydoc, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap at Churchkey into a tumbler.

No head given with a red chestnut to dark brown body. Orange hues accents with no lacing present.

Nose has a mild nut and light cream but a sense of wetness.

Taste has a slight cream and nut but very prickly jarring noticeable carbonation. Texture seems a little flat but palate gives slight tannic nut with a watery sense.

Overall seems like all good components are here, but all dumbed down and watery. Too bad this is one of my favorite under the radar breweries but they didn't do so great here.

smakawhat, Oct 04, 2011
Photo of rlee1390
3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A-Almost black in the glass, clear ruby around the edges, one finger off white head that doesn't stay around for too long.

S-Good deal of caramel, roasted malt, toffee, candied sugar.

T-Starts with slight coffee, caramel, toffee and grass. No bitterness or hop presence.

M-light, watery and flat.

O-No where near the best brown ale out there, only benefit is that it comes in a can.

rlee1390, Sep 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

mendvicdog, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of carln26
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one if Schlafly’s American Beer Month Specials. I was really hoping for a hopped up brown ale (sorry, no luck), but it’s still a decent offering. It poured a deep, clear brown with a thick creamy head, thanks to the cask pour. The smell is all roast malt with coffee and a dark caramel and a hint of chocolate. The malt flavors are there in the flavor too. Again the dark caramel, a mild nutty flavor and a hint of espresso. No hops to be found. Too bad. This beer had promise. Wonderful creamy mouth feel, and a medium alcohol warming give it a high drinakbility. This is really too close to their Nut Brown. Hop it up, and call me. I’ll be there.

carln26, Jul 31, 2005
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

BlueMoon10, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

SAbeerME, Jan 16, 2012
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Schlafly Sessions American Brown from The Schlafly Tap Room
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